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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 31, 2008 8:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The William Tell 1968 Soundtrack

a little known factoid, but waaaay back in 1968, in the olden days, when Will Tell wasn't groovin' to Anthem Of The Sun (which he eagerly purchased with his paper route money), he was gettin' high to "Green Tambourine" by the Lemon Pipers!

Drop your silver in my tambourine
Help a poor man fill his pretty dream
Give me pennies I'll take anything
Now listen while I play
My green tambourine

Watch the jingle jangle start to chime
Reflections of the music that is mine
When you drop a coin you'll hear it sing
Now listen while I play
My green tambourine

Drop a dime before I walk away
Any song you want I'll gladly play
Money feeds my music machine
Now listen while I play
My green tambourine


Top 50 Hits of 1968

1. Hey Jude, The Damned Beatles
2. Honey, Bobby Goldsboro
3. Love Is Blue, Paul Mauriat
4. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Otis Redding
5. People Got To Be Free, Rascals
6. Sunshine Of Your Love, Cream
7. This Guy's In Love With You, Herb Alpert
8. Stoned Soul Picnic, Fifth Dimension
9. Mrs. Robinson, Simon and Garfunkel
10. Tighten Up, Archie Bell and The Drells
11. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Hugo Montenegro
12. Little Green Apples, O.C. Smith
13. Mony, Mony, Tommy James and The Shondells
14. Hello, I Love You, The Doors
15. Young Girl, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
16. Cry Like A Baby, Box Tops
17. Harper Valley P.T.A., Jeannie C. Riley
18. Grazing In The Grass, Hugh Masekela
19. Midnight Confessions, The Grass Roots
20. Dance To The Music, Sly and The Family Stone
21. The Horse, Cliff Nobles and Co.
22. I Wish It Would Rain, Temptations
23. La-La Means I Love You, Delfonics
24. Turn Around, Look At Me, Vogues
25. Judy In Disguise (With Glasses), John Fred and His Playboy Band
26. Spooky, Classics IV
27. Love Child, Diana Ross and The Supremes
28. Angel Of The Morning, Merrilee Rush
29. The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde, Georgie Fame
30. Those Were The Days, Mary Hopkin
31. Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf
32. Cowboys To Girls, Intruders
33. Simon Says, 1910 Fruitgum Company
34. Lady Willpower, Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
35. A Beautiful Morning, Rascals
36. The Look Of Love, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66
37. Hold Me Tight, Johnny Nash
38. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, Ohio Express
39. Fire , Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
40. Love Is All Around, Troggs
41. Playboy, Gene and Debbe
42. (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls, Dionne Warwick
43. Classical Gas, Mason Williams
44. Slip Away, Clarence Carter
45. Girl Watcher, O'Kaysions
46. (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone, Aretha Franklin
47. Green Tambourine, Lemon Pipers
48. 1, 2, 3, Red Light, 1910 Fruitgum Company
49. Reach Out Of The Darkness, Friend and Lover
50. Jumpin' Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones

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Poster: veblen Date: Aug 31, 2008 9:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The William Tell 1968 Soundtrack

thanks for the list Arbuthnot...

though it has given me about 25 ear worms that I can't stop playing in my head...

my mind is going from mony, mony to little green apples to bobby goldsboro and I feel some rascals coming on...

I have a sneaking suspicion that it is going to take a few days to work these songs out of my mind.

btw: even though I was 8 at the time I asked for herb albert's latest for christmas...

anyway it is a fun list...there are some good tunes listed...

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Aug 31, 2008 10:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The William Tell 1968 Soundtrack

Thanks for posting this list, it sure brings back memories.
The years 1965-1968 had to be the greatest years of all time for radio play lists. I feel so lucky to have grown up during these years with so much great music to be heard on the radio. 1968 was also a great year for seeing some great musicians on TV as well thanks to the Smothers Brothers and even the Ed Sullivan show. I can still remember watching the Beatles on TV that year when they would send videos of their new songs like Hey Jude and Revolution out to the Smothers Brothers or Ed Sullivan. Thanks for the post.

Here is the Beatles from 10/13/68 on the Smothers Brothers show. William Tell might mention that the Grateful Dead also played a concert that night too!;feature=related

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2008-09-01 05:48:53

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 1, 2008 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did StSt EVER transition into DS?

What a great way to wrap up my Labor(less) Day!

Thank you Arb & other kind Forum Souls.

I can recall most everyone of these, including Green Tamborine...somehow, those "pop" tunes that we mocked as youngsters have become almost a "guilty pleasure" as SDH would say, as we age...brings back a lot of memories.

Sixth Grade Girls for one...sigh...

In any case, what really gets me going and what won't let up is the St "Seph-FAN" (as Jerry says it) of June 68. I know all of you are sick and tired of it, but the more feedback I get from the more folks that know the DEAD well (thanks to all I pester them with; your shows are "seeing the World" now Arb, rest assured!!!), the more I am convinced that Jerry just takes a whole different approach to his lead in that early version.

I can't get enough of it...too bad we only have those 3.5 versions to work on.

Also, those of you that have listened to them, how about the fact that they consider going into DS AFTER StSt on one, and then either go into LL or CE?

Love that one--StST-->CE.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 1, 2008 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did StSt EVER transition into DS? Maybe

I found 42 shows where both songs were played and a handful did not have DS>StSt. The last two (1-10-79 and 12-31-78) had them both part of a run with Stephen following Wharf Rat. However one show 3-17-70 may have had the transition you are looking for. Unfortunately it does not appear that a recording of this show is in circulation or at least there is nothing at the archive. Too bad, it sounds kind of interesting based on this description:

Band Grateful Dead
Venue Kleinhans Music Hall
Location Buffalo, NY
Date 3/17/70 - Tuesday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Saint Stephen % Dark Star > Drums % Turn On Your Lovelight
Comments DeadBase IX lists Dark Star > Drums; Lovelight, and notes that Lynn Harbold joined during Drums and that "the Dead Jammed on stage with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra."

Jay Trader's excellent webpage about this show at features a newspaper review that confirms Dark Star > Drums and Lovelight.

Another audience member describes a three set show, with material from Live Dead and Aoxomoxoa in the first two sets (Saint Stephen and Dark Star in the first) and an improvisation with the orchestra in the third, which he describes as including a passage of "call and response". He says that during this portion of the show the Dead played on top of a lift platform, which rose when they played and dropped when the symphony played. The symphony played a program featuring the work of John Cage "complete with laser-light show."

The link is pretty interesting and appears to confirm that this show is not likely to be in the vault.

This post was modified by elbow1126 on 2008-09-01 20:53:20

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 1, 2008 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Did StSt EVER transition into DS? Maybe

Good deal! Thanks guy--excellent work. What a show is right! Damn.

Yes, on the 68 mystery disks they clearly are riffing DS (Phil and Jerry) twice, and then stop...then start CE instead. It was the "speedy" DS (ie, the 5 min one) prior to Aug 68's "behemoth" (ie, the one that becomes 10 min!?).